The student's in the Grade 6 Technology Literacy Class have been working on Scratch. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Please check out some of their projects!!
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/39014904/
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/39015890/
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/39768948/#player


Students researched, created a storyboard and used video editing software “iMovie” to create
short video projects



video


video
 

Middle school students are embarking on a new and exciting year with the 1:1 iPad initiative. As a result, the Technology Literacy curriculum, which has been largely developed using desktop computers, will evolve to allow for use of iPads, exploration of new apps, workflow experiments, and general tech support needs.
 
Ipad Pilot Program
 
One cluster of sixth graders at Kenendy Middle School has been chosen to pilot a 1:1 ipad program.  Check in to see how their learning has changed and the exciting projects they are doing.

The student's in the Grade 6 Technology Literacy Class have been working on Scratch.  With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Please check out some of their projects!!

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10341292/

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10341477/

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10341225/
Students in Grade 6 Technology Literacy were incredibly moved by the story of Ryan Halligan, a teenage boy from Essex, Vermont who committed suicide after years of being bullied by his peers. After their son's suicide in 2003, John and Kelly Halligan decided to fight bullying and cyber bullying head on, and began traveling around the country talking to students about Ryan's senseless death.



Ryan Halligan




After watching a video about Ryan's story, the students wrote emails to the Halligan's, expressing their sorrow and condolences. Then they created posters using MS Paint, depicting various scenes of bullying and cyber bullying, and tips on how to stop it.


See  John Halligan's response below.

Dear Ms. Malec,
 
Thank you for taking the time to send this kind email. We were so touched by their letters. I figured out from one of the messages that you showed them the Oprah piece.  I would love the opportunity to come and tell the rest of the story.  One of your students asked me to email your principal this morning with the details in how to book me.  I hope it works out.   I would love the opportunity to thank your students in person.
 
With kind regards

John Halligan

 

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